Regular vet appointments are important no matter what type of pet you own, from dogs and cats to birds and bunnies. Sometimes pet parents underestimate the importance of these regular vet visits, so we are here to give you a few reasons why you and your pup should visit the vet at least once a year!
Vaccinations: There are several diseases dogs can be exposed to, especially when they are around other dogs. That’s why it is important to keep your pup up to date on their vaccinations. Vaccines like distemper and parvovirus play a key role in keeping your animal as healthy as possible. If a pup does not receive their vaccines when needed, they are more susceptible to coming down with an illness. Most vet clinics will send reminders to pet owners when vaccines are needed and administer them at regular visits.
To visit Woof’s your pup will have to be up to date on their vaccines as well! Just another reason to visit your vet regularly.
Dental health: Unless you have an extremely chill pup, chances are, your pup isn’t going to let you brush their teeth every night. But just like humans, dogs need their teeth checked and cleaned. Without a proper examination, animals may not get the teeth cleaning they need. Vets can check your pet’s teeth, clean them as necessary, and ultimately prevent or manage any dental problems.
Early disease detection: As a dog owner, it isn’t always easy to tell if something is wrong with your pup. Unless your pup is showing signs of being in pain or not feeling well, pup parents don’t always know what to look for. Veterinarians are trained to know what signs to look for during a routine examination. Whether it’s a bacterial infection, a problem with their weight, or joints problems in senior pets, visiting the vet regularly can help detect problems and disease early on. This way, treatment can be started, and the problem can be resolved quickly.
These are just a few reasons pet owners should make regular vet visits. Don’t forget there are no dumb questions, so always ask your vet if you have any concerns, even if they seem small.